I tried to make the Birthday a little bit handmade but she was really wanting pink and fairies so we compromised:
... and she got a wooden balance bike - you know the ones without pedals- from Grandma-( note my compromise on the pink theme- tablecloth is pink as were serviattes for the cake)
I made Birthday bunting - not as colourful as Nikkis- but will be used by the whole family for all our birthdays from now on- ( plus I wanted some neutrals in there somewhere!!!)
lovely linen from Amber over here
the fairies all took home little fairy bags with wands, sparklers, bubbles, a necklace and a bangle
BUT my most proudest of moments was the completion of the cake- which I made. Well actually maybe "make" isn't the right word- I "designed and assembled" the cake, Chef made me make the icing myself - I know shocking but true- ( who knew- well my mum did and thankgod she was up here to pass on this hot tip- you can buy plain sponge cakes at supermarkets- see you probably all new this... but I didn't) Anyway so here is one Owl cake:
Not bad for a second attempt. (In year 6 at school I came first in a cake decorating contest- I remember because I think its the only time I have ever won anything! ) Clearly I was able to bring back those skills from yesteryear.
It was a great day and Busy and the fairies had a ball.
And thankyou to everyone who sent birthday wishes to her. xx